Man Will Never Be Free

8 July 2014
6:34pm

“Man is not free unless government is limited.” – Ronald Reagan

What does this mean, God?

What will happen if a government has no limits?

No limits. Hm…like it can do anything it likes. As in, they can impose any rule, any regulation on anyone. And it has to be abided by hook and by crook. This kind of unlimited government will choke everyone’s freedom. Everyone will be a prisoner of whatever rule or regulation this government will impose. Wait a sec. The quote says, “Man is not free unless government is limited.” I’m confused. What I just explained is that–man is not free as well if government has no limits. Whether a government is limited or unlimited, man is still not free. I don’t get it.

You are right, you don’t get it. As long as you have governments, be it limited or unlimited, man will never be free.

Then that quote is a mistake.

No, child. There is no such thing as a mistake, remember? Repeat the quote.

Alright. Man is not free unless government is limited.

Now. Invert it.

Alright. Man is free when government is unlimited. That doesn’t sound right. Basing it on the explanation I just gave.

That quote is a contradiction in terms, child. The meaning does not exist. That is what the quote is trying to say.

So what does it really mean?

I just gave you the meaning. Say it.

Okay. As long as governments exist, man will never be free. But we need governments to keep things in order. Otherwise, there will be chaos.

You think? Have you been in a world where there are no governments?

No.

Then how do you know it doesn’t work?

Well?

I don’t know if the world will work without governments because I have never been in a world with no governments.

So how will you know if the world will work without governments?

By trying it?

That’s crazy!